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US warns China expanding its naval power

US warns China expanding its naval power

China is increasingly focused on naval power and has invested in hi-tech weaponry that will extend its reach in the Pacific and beyond, the Pentagon said. The advances mean China will by 2020 close a technological gap that once left […]


Vietnam boosts naval power with new frigate

Vietnam boosts naval power with new frigate

Vietnam on Monday received the second of two Russian-made guided missile frigates, local media reported, boosting its naval firepower amid maritime tensions with China. The Gepard class frigate — which an analyst called Vietnam’s most modern warship — arrived at […]


Taiwan to develop precision-guided missile

Taiwan to develop precision-guided missile

Taiwan plans to develop a long-distance precision-guided missile which would be able to strike military bases along China’s southeastern coastline in the event of war, a legislator said Monday. Taiwan’s defence ministry has budgeted Tw$30 million ($1.04 million) for developments […]


China’s First Aircraft Carrier Completes Initial Sea Trials

China’s First Aircraft Carrier Completes Initial Sea Trials

Chinese news media say the country’s first aircraft carrier has returned to the northeastern port of Dalian after completing its initial sea trials. The Shanghai Daily reports that the carrier was towed back into the shipyard Sunday morning amid firecracker […]


Pakistan Rejects Reports China Had Access to US Stealth Helicopter

Pakistan Rejects Reports China Had Access to US Stealth Helicopter

Pakistan is rejecting reports that its intelligence agency let China examine the wreckage of a stealth American helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The New York Times and Financial Times newspapers quoted unnamed U.S. officials […]


Taiwan developing new ‘aircraft carrier killer’

Taiwan developing new ‘aircraft carrier killer’

Taiwan is developing a new mobile version of its supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile, a legislator said Sunday, after China sparked regional concerns with sea trials of its first carrier. Research on the development of the land-based missile, a variant […]


US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

American foreign policy needs to transition from the Middle East to Asia, a top US diplomat said Monday while rejecting any notion that recent economic woes signaled the United States was in decline. Kurt Campbell, the Assistant Secretary of State […]


Chinese Media Minimizes Military Value of Aircraft Carrier

Chinese Media Minimizes Military Value of Aircraft Carrier

China’s state media are playing down the military threat posed by the country’s new aircraft carrier, suggesting it may be 15 to 20 years before China has a combat-ready carrier. In the lead article on its website Thursday, the official […]


Pakistan Let China See Downed US Stealth Helicopter

Pakistan Let China See Downed US Stealth Helicopter

U.S. officials say Pakistan likely gave China access to the wreckage of a stealth American helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The New York Times and Financial Times newspapers quoted unnamed U.S. officials who said […]


Japan calls for China to explain aircraft carrier

Japan calls for China to explain aircraft carrier

Japan’s defence minister called on China Friday to explain why it needs an aircraft carrier, after Beijing sparked increased concerns over its military expansion by starting sea trials for the vessel. “As an aircraft carrier, it is of a highly […]


 
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